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August 27, 1984

Winds extinguish fire on tanker in Persian Gulf

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Salvage crews using at least four tugs in the Persian Gulf south of Iran managed to tow a Cypriot-registered oil tanker into the wind Saturday, blowing out a blaze caused by an Iraqi missile attack, the insurance company Lloyds of London said. The tanker Amethyst, loaded with Iranian oil, was attacked by an Iraqi warplane Friday.